The Archive of the Romanian Revolution of December 1989

A Catch-22 December 1989, Groundhog-Day Production. Presenting the Personal Research & Scholarship of Richard Andrew Hall, Ph.D.

(Re)painting with “Fake News”: the TV news editor who panicked the population (II)

(as always a strictly personal point of view, based on more than two decades of prior research and publication; punct de vedere strict personal)

https://romanianrevolutionofdecember1989.com/repainting-with-fake-news-the-helicopter-that-hovered-over-the-television-station-on-23-december-1989-i/

Nu știu dacă era isteric sau in misiune, probabil ambele. Răul comis de Teodor Brateș a fost imens. A diseminat pseudo-știri menite să genereze panică, spaimă, groază. Avea la dispozitie intreg aparatajul TVR, putea delira in voie, ceea ce probează că lucra pentru Iliescu, Brucan, Roman, Voican Voiculescu si Măgureanu. A fost un dezinformator extrem de nefast. A participat la un scenariu lugubru, de un cinism fără egal. (a well-known Romanianist)
Romanian Ex-Journalist Indicted for Disinformation Over 1989 Revolt
balkaninsight.com

The above Romanianist has been known to chide observers for promoting the views of Iliescu and his supporters…

Din pacate, nu faceti decat sa reluati justificarile vehiculate de Ion Iliescu si sustinatorii sai de doua decenii si mai bine incoace.

but then vigorously rejects the idea that he could be promoting the views of the former Securitate…

Nu reiau tezele nimanui, imi exprim propriile opinii.

http://www.contributors.ro/cultura/anatomia-unei-inscenari-judiciare-ultimele-ore-ale-cuplului-ceausescu

which misses the whole point…because the problem is precisely that he has no idea–and more importantly, does not care–about the origins or convergence of his views.

one would never know, from what he says, that in the immediate post-Ceausescu period Teodor Brates was a focal point of the wrath of the former Securitate…

and he certainly, although he is hardly alone, lacks any skepticism about the current charges being launched against Brates…he simply takes everything at face value.

At the very least, what follows should give the observer of what is being said about December 1989…PAUSE…and induce some natural questions…

for example, Filip Teodorescu, who was involved in the repression of anti-regime demonstrators in Timisoara (his memoir from 1992 below)

or the mouthpiece of the former Securitate during the early 1990s, Angela Bacescu of Zig-Zag, Romania Mare, and Europa (this 1994 volume includes a number of texts from Europa)

p. 183 Angela Bacescu:  DE CE BRATES SI STARK NU SUNT ANCHETATI SI TRASI LA RASPUNDERE PENTRU INCITAREA LA OMOR DEOSEBIT DE GRAV? (!!!)

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